Assistant Director of Admissions, Cardozo School of Law
July 3, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Admissions, Legal Education
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
The Assistant Director of Admissions manages the on- and off-campus recruitment process, contributes significantly to all event planning, including Orientation and an extensive admitted student visitation calendar, counsels and advises prospective and admitted J.D. students, and reviews J.D. applications for admission.
Must be able to work independently. Responsible for the supervision of a number of current students who lead daily tours, cover the reception desk, and volunteer throughout the year for various other admissions events. Sound judgment required; this person will play a key role on the Cardozo Admissions Committee and will regularly make recommendations to the dean of admissions regarding the possible admission of applicants.
Serve as a primary point of contact for prospective and admitted student inquiries via email, telephone, and in person
Manage on- and off-campus recruitment programs for thousands of prospective students, including class observation and law school tours. To this end, responsible for the hiring, training, and supervising of all part-time student tour guides and student volunteers. Contribute significantly to the coordination of all events for admitted applicants. Plan and oversee specific programs and events, such as monthly Open Houses, a weekly Monday program for admits, an annual Diversity Day, and parts of Orientation for new students. Work closely with Cardozo students and student organizations on recruitment activities
Interview and evaluate candidates for admission. Serve as a member of the Cardozo Admissions Committee. Read and evaluate significant portion of the applicant pool, and make admissions recommendations
Contribute to the wait list, transfer/visiting, and deferred admissions processes and recruitment of these student populations
Develop and analyze statistical applicant and enrollment reports on a regular basis. In this capacity, also oversee the operations of the application evaluation process, ensuring that admissions decisions are rendered appropriately and in a timely fashion
Serve as an editor for all content posted to the admissions section of the Cardozo website
Travel throughout the country annually, recruiting applicants
Take on special projects and additional responsibilities as requested by the Dean of Admissions
Experience and Educational Background:
Bachelor's degree required; J.D. or advanced degree preferred
Valid driver license required
3-5 years professional experience
Skills and Competencies:
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills essential
Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture.
Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities.
Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.